Clarion University’s Council of Trustees voted Friday to recommend two candidates for university president to the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, according to a news release from the school.
The council recommended the board consider David Urban, dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University, and Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University.
Urban, according to the release, has served as chief academic and administrative officer for Jones College of Business since 2013. The school serves 3,100 students, has 150 faculty and staff and an operating budget of $22 million.
Pehrsson, a dean and professor at Central Michigan since 2012, is responsible for initiating new programs; international expansion; global/distance education; and advancement of scholarship, research and creative activity, the release said.
She oversees an annual budget of $40 million and supervises five large academic units, according to the release. She also serves on national, regional, state, university, college and community committees.